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Rick Wartzman, American editor, director.

Background

Wartzman, Rick was born on April 21, 1965 in Baltimore. Son of Paul and Evelyn Wartzman.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1987.

Career

News editor, bureau chief, staff writer The Wall St. Journal, 1987—2002. Business editor Los Angeles Times, 2002—2005, editor sunday magazine, 2005—2007. Executive director The Drucker Institute, Claremont, since 2007.

Irvine senior fellow New American Foundation, Washington, 2007—2008. Columnist BusinessWeek.com, New York City, since 2007. Board member National Human Services Assembly, Washington, since 2009.

Editorial board member Boom: A Journal California, Berkeley, California, since 2009.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (nonfiction book) Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath (Finalist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, 2008). Co-author (with Mark Arax): The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire (California Book award, William Saroyan International prize, 2005).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Basketball, running.

Connections

Married Randye Sue Hoder, May 20, 1990. Children: Emma Hoder, Nathaniel Hoder.

father:
Paul Wartzman

mother:
Evelyn Wartzman

spouse:
Randye Sue Hoder

children:
Emma Hoder Wartzman

Nathaniel Hoder Wartzman